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Wyre Forest Local Plan 2016-2036 
Adoption Statement

Last updated April 2022

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In accordance with Regulation 17, 26 and 35 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended), and Regulation 16 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, this Adoption Statement hereby gives notice that on 26 April 2022 Wyre Forest District Council adopted the Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2016-2036) as a development plan document.

The Wyre Forest District Local Plan was the subject of an independent examination conducted by Ms Mary Travers BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. In her report, published in March 2022, the Inspector confirmed, subject to a number of main modifications, that the Plan was sound and capable of adoption. The recommended main modifications, along with consequential minor modifications, have been included in the adopted Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2016-2036) document, which now carries full weight in the consideration of planning applications and replaces the Adopted Core Strategy (2010) , the Site Allocations and Policies Local Plan (2013) and the Kidderminster Central Area Action Plan (2013).

Any person aggrieved by the Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2016-2036) may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 (3) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that:

  1. The Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2016-2036) is not within the appropriate power (as defined in Section 113(9) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004; or
  2. A procedural requirement has not been complied with.

Any such application must be made to the High Court not later than 7 June 2022. This represents a period of six weeks for applications beginning with the day after the date on which the Local Plan was adopted.

In accordance with Regulations 26 and 35 of the 2012 Regulations, the following documents have been made available:

  1. The Wyre Forest District Local Plan (2016-2036);
  2. this Adoption Statement; and
  3. the Sustainability Appraisal Report.

View the documents listed at i,ii and iii above (

Paper copies of the documents are available at the Hub in Green Street Kidderminster by appointment only. Please contact us on the contact details below to book an appointment.

A copy of this Adoption Statement will be sent to the Secretary of State.

If you require further information, please email or telephone 01562 732928.

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